If You Lived on the Moon, You Wouldn’t Have Lower Back Pain

There are a lot of ideas about what causes lower back pain. A joint of out place, muscles that are too tight or too loose, weakness of your or butt muscles, hips too tight, herniated disc, arthritic joints,

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A Simple Exercise for Knee Pain that Most People Do Wrong

“Yeah, I’ve done that before. Didn’t help my knee pain any,” said Jim. “Well, let’s just double check what you did,” I replied. Jim proceeds to show me the exercise

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The Body Always Wins

We live in a digital world. Lots of things are on demand. We get what we want when we want it. Think about that for a minute. It effects our mindset. We expect things to happen quickly and if it’s

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Good Thing, Bad Thing

When I graduated from PT school, I had a massive school loan to pay back and no job. That was a Bad Thing. But, on one of my clinical rotations, the Director of Physical Therapy at Brackenridge Hospital

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How to Rejuvenate Your Legs

There’s some disagreement about when “older” happens but just about all the experts agree that after the age of 65, most people will experience shrinking muscles and those who haven’t

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Belief is Real Medicine

The # 1 Rule of Recovery and Rebuilding – if you don’t believe you can improve, you won’t. This is because once we fix a certain outcome in our minds, we unconsciously seek evidence to

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Can’t Lose Weight? Be More Like a Dog

One of the keys to managing arthritic or painful joints is keeping your weight within an optimal range. And by the way, the images of people you see in the media – movies, television, Instagram,

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Heart vs. Head

This has been on my mind lately. The collision between Head and Heart. I’m a Heart guy but I come off as a Head guy to some people (it’s a work in progress, maybe I’m more heart now

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What’s the Story on Knee Cartilage Injuries?

From a reader recently: Hi Doug, do you have any recommendations for doctors and/or physical therapists in the New York City area who follow your way of thinking about cartilage regrowth? I am frustrated

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The Problem With Exercise

I generally avoid parties with a bunch of people I don’t know. Instead of finding it energizing, as a lot of people do, it’s sucks the energy out of me like a vampire – an energy vampire. But

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